Angelique De Xavier

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 121 ratings

A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away Publisher's Summary

Back when they were students, Simon and his friend, Ray, had dreams to become rock stars. Fifteen years later their mid-30s are bearing down fast, and they're having to accept a less glamorous life.

Ray takes refuge from his responsibilities by living a virtual existence in online games. People say he needs to grow up, but everybody finds their own way of coping.

But for Simon it's serial murder, mass slaughter and professional assassination.

©2001 Christopher Brookmyre (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

    • By: Chris Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Back when they were students, Simon and his friend, Ray, had dreams to become rock stars. Fifteen years later their mid-30s are bearing down fast, and they're having to accept a less glamorous life. Ray takes refuge from his responsibilities by living a virtual existence in online games. People say he needs to grow up, but everybody finds their own way of coping. But for Simon it's serial murder, mass slaughter and professional assassination.

    Regular price: $27.81

  • Book 2

    • The Sacred Art of Stealing

    • By: Chris Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Their eyes met across a crowded room. She was just a poor servant girl, and he was the son of a rich industrialist. Er, no, this is a Christopher Brookmyre novel, although the eyes meeting across a crowded room part is true. Where it differs from the fairy tales is that the room in question was crowded with hostages and armed bank robbers, and his eyes were the only part of him she could see behind the mask....

    Regular price: $22.27

  • Book 3

    • A Snowball in Hell

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    Simon Darcourt, an inventive killer with a sense of humour, is creating his own celebrity talent show, one that is generating more publicity than its contestants have ever had in their lives. The catch is that those lives won't be very long. The police turn to Angelique de Xavia, a cop who has crossed his path before. However, the police are not the only people who want Darcourt. Now she's faced not only with tracking him down, but also with the task of ensuring she doesn't end up dead once she's served her purpose.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Brookmyre, Please

    • By John on 07-23-10

    Regular price: $24.26